Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Why Tooth Extraction?


Your dentist or dental specialist may have referred you to us for consideration of a tooth extraction. This may be for a number of reasons.

 If you are considering an implant in the site, you may benefit from bone grafting at the time of tooth removal. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.


  • Infected tooth
  • Severe gum disease
  • Crowded teeth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Tooth associated with a cyst


Dental extractions can be performed under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic.

Bone Grafting

Sometimes there is insufficient bone for implants to be placed and bone grafting is required to enable this. Bone grafting can sometimes be done at tooth removal, at the time of implant placement, or as a separate procedure prior to implant placement. Additional bone procedure will be discussed with you if needed.

Conditions we treat at WA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

We provide comprehensive diagnosis and management of oral and jaw conditions, all over Perth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, by the surgical placement of artificial tooth roots. Read more.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars, are often the last teeth to emerge through the gums. Read more.

Tooth Extraction

There are various times in life when people need to have a tooth removed either by a dentist or oral surgeon. Read more.

Dento-Alveolar Surgery

This surgery involves the alveolus – the section of the jaws which contains or has contained teeth. Read more.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is used to align the jaws, and is used for management of a number of conditions. Read more.

TADs & Bone Plates

These are mini plates and/or screws that are placed in the mouth in strategic locations to facilitate orthodontic tooth movement. Read more.

Oral Pathology

Abnormalities of the jaws, face and neck which are some of the body’s most complex anatomical region. Read more.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries can involve the hard and soft tissues of the jaws, eyes sockets, nose or forehead. Read more.